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News and Notes, Volume 13, Number 1

1/2/2013
 

1. Team USA heads to Great Edinburgh International Cross Country
2. National Youth Race Walk Honor Roll selected
3. USATF Foundation announces 9 Youth Club Grant recipients

Team USA heads to Great Edinburgh International Cross Country
Following their individual wins in December at the USA Track & Field National Club Cross Country Championships, Jacob Riley and Mattie Suver headline the members of Team USA while Dennis Barker and Dena Evans will lead the teams as coaches for the 2013 Great Edinburgh International Cross Country. Competition is scheduled for Saturday in Scotland.

Team USA will send four squads to Scotland for senior and junior races for both men and women.
 
With the majority of the selections for the senior teams being chosen at the National Club Cross Country Championships, Riley joins Craig Forys, Elliot Krause, Matthew Forys, Jonathan Peterson and Sean Quigley in Scotland, who all placed in the top six at the national club championships.

On the women’s squad, Suver is joined by Brianne Nelson, Meghan Peyton, Ladia Albertson-Junkans, Addie Bracy and Sarah Boyle, who all grabbed top ten finishes at the national club championships.

A complete list of each of the team rosters can be found below. For more information and updates on the 2013 Great Edinburgh International Cross Country see www.usatf.org.  

Team USA Junior Men - Jacob Leingang, Tony Smoragiewicz, Craig Nowak, Ryan Roush, Estevan De La Rosa, Jacob Thomson 

Team USA Junior Women - Emily Stites, Taylor Manett, Caroline Kellner, Molly Seidel, Sophie Chase, Anna Holdiman

Team USA Senior Men - Jacob Riley, Craig Forys, Elliot Krause, Matthew Forys, Jonathan Peterson, Sean Quigley, Phillip Reid, Joseph Moore, Bobby Mack

Team USA Senior Women - Mattie Suver, Brianne Nelson, Meghan Peyton, Ladia Albertson-Junkas, Addie Bracy, Sarah Boyle, McKenzie Melander, Stephanie Price, Jamie Cheever

National Youth Race Walk Honor Roll selected
The USATF Race Walk Committee has selected its 2012 National Youth Race Walk Honor Roll. The list of winners is listed below.

Bantam Boys
Jackson, Kelvin – E-1 Track Club. Ga.
Toocheck, Nikolas – Unattached, West Chester, Penn.
Hackett, Robert – Deanwood Cowboys (Region 16 – Potomac Valley)

Bantam Girls
Vicens, Camila – Track Houston, Texas
Stoneman, Lily – Northwest Flyers TC - Texas
Zamora, Melanie – Equalizer TC, Calif.

Midget Boys
Gomez, Jason – Oak Hill Racing, Calif. (2011, 2010, 2009)
Thong, Ryan – Equalizers TC, Calif. (2011, 2010)
Cionelo, Nehemiah – Cougar TC, Albuquerque, N.M.

Midget Girls
Ewert, Taylor – Miami Valley TC (2011)
Facer, Kirra – Temecula Rangers, Calif.
Juarez, Julisa – South Texas  (2011, 2010)

Youth Boys
Vasquez, Andy – Cornhusker Flyers, Neb. (2011, 2010, 2009)
Serna, Matias -  South Texas (2011)
Berry, Steven – unattached Texas (2010)

Youth Girls
Caitlin, Palacio – LSI Sprint, Calif. (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
Rodriguez, Kasandra – South Texas (2011)
Endy, Melissa – Westfield, N.J.

Intermediate Boys
Roberts, Nathaniel – Bowerman Athletic Club, Ore. (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
Peters, Anthony- Elgin Sharks, Ill.  (2011)
Peters, Alexander – Elgin Sharks, Ill. (2011, 2010)

Intermediate Girls
Michta, Katie – Walk USA (2011, 2010, 2008)
Belovich, Emily – Miami Valley TC, Ohio (2011)
Roberts, McKayla – Cornhusker Flyers, Neb.

Young Men
Sorensen, Tyler – Unattached (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
Beal, Samuel – Miami Valley TC, Ohio
Graves, Samuel – Ft. Mead Highsteppers, Region 02

Young Women
Moscoso, Maite – Central Florida (2011, 2010, 2009)
Sorensen, Nicolette – Unattached (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
Dunn, Abby – Maine Walkers (2011, 2010, 2009)
Josephs, Molly – Walk USA (2011, 2009, 2008)

Dates after names notes years previous inclusion on honor roll.

USATF Foundation announces 9 Youth Club Grant recipients
The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced it has awarded 9 youth grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms, awards and facility rental.

“The Foundation takes great pride in providing opportunities to compete for youth track & field athletes. It’s a great way to end our year”.

We encourage youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States to apply for financial assistance. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training, and outreach.

The following youth clubs were approved to receive a Foundation grant:

  • Allegiance Track Club (OR), $2000
  • Bay Area Kids Program (CA), $1000
  • Dwarf Athletic Association Of America (MI), $2300
  • Fast Start Management, Inc. (FL), $1500
  • Hawks Track & Field Club (CA), $2000
  • JS Youth Foundation (CA), $3000
  • Mini Mermaids Running Club (CA), $2500
  • Shamrock Track Parents (OH), $1500
  • The Funhouse Commons (WA), $2000

Note that the Bay Area Kids Program grant will be used as a matching grant pool.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, distance training centers and anti-doping education. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors and from generous fans of track & field.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit www.usatffoundation.org or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tom.jackovic@usatf.org.

 


Jared Slinde
Communications Manager
USA Track & Field
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